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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Institute of Technology
School of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics

PI: Shaul Hanany, Fellow

Cosmic Microwave Background Mission Design and Analysis

The Hanany group focuses on the design and implementation of the EBEX mission, which completed an engineering flight in June 2009, to study the polarized cosmic microwave background. These efforts promise to yield strong constraints on models of the origin and evolution of the universe. Instrumental design efforts and development of the data analysis pipeline for EBEX require significant computing power, and soon data from the test flight will be available for analysis. The group has also used MSI resources to continue data analysis for the MAXIPOL mission, the predecessor to EBEX.

Group Members

Julian Borrill, National Energy and Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
Brad Johnson, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Jeff Klein, Graduate Student
Samuel Leach, SISSA-ISAS, Trieste, Italy
Michael Milligan, Graduate Student
Daniel Polsgrove, Graduate Student
Nicolas Ponthieu, Institut Astrophysique Spatiale d’Orsay, Orsay, France
Ilan S. Sagiv, Graduate Student
Ven Wang, Department of Physics National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwain
Jiun-Huei Proty Wu, Physics Department, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Kyle Zilic, Graduate Student